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1 CMS Elementary Talent Development Program DEP Meeting JV Washam 2014-2015 Welcome! Please sign in.

2 Introduction Debra Bralley,, TD Teacher at JV Washam Undergraduate in Elementary Education (B.A., Eled.) Masters in Gifted Education (M.Ed., AIG) Have been teaching in CMS over 12 years

3 Purpose for TD Services: To differentiate for Gifted and High Achieving Students Mission of TD Services: To provide gifted students the opportunity to: 0 maximize their potential 0 demonstrate their motivation 0 realize their contributions to self and the global community

4 The Gifted Student: Needs fewer repetitions to retain material Makes connections across subjects Uses divergent thinking to come up with new, sometimes ‘out of the box’ connections and solutions Gifted students learn in different ways, NOT just faster!

5 Differentiated instruction for gifted students provides opportunities and resources to…… 0 allow them to move at the appropriate pace for their learning needs. 0 complete various assignments to complement and supplement the standard curriculum. 0 engage in abstract, creative, and affective reasoning 0 apply insightful questioning 0 develop a capacity to see interconnections among disciplines 0 practice self-directed learning and independent problem solving 0 maximize their leadership potential 0 become active participants in the global community

6 The Catalyst Model The classroom teacher and TD/Catalyst teacher share the responsibility for the education of gifted students. The TD/Catalyst teacher provides lessons and activities for teachers to use in the classroom or teaches students directly. The TD/Catalyst teacher provides enrichment and acceleration for students who have shown mastery of objectives being taught in the regular classroom through direct or indirect instruction.

7 The Catalyst Model Provides… 0 Time for the Classroom Teacher and the Talent Development/Catalyst Teacher to share responsibility for the education of gifted and high ability learners. 0 appropriate learning activities for gifted and high ability learners in the regular education classroom. The focus of the Catalyst Model is to differentiate instruction for gifted and high performing students.

8 What Does the Catalyst Model Look Like at JV Washam? Collaboration between: 0 Classroom Teacher 0 TD Catalyst Teacher 0 Administrators Services: Indirect (time: 60-70%) Direct (time: 30-40%) Mrs. Bralley: 0 collaborates and plans accelerated lessons 0 creates and develops projects and tasks for gifted learners 0 provides teachers with strategies to meet the needs of gifted learners There is a need for both indirect and direct services. Differentiation is needed in the regular classroom, and the TD teacher cannot see all students every day.

9 Indirect Services Lessons and activities are prepared by the TD Catalyst Teacher in collaboration with the Classroom Teacher. 0 Weekly & Monthly planning The lessons and activities are used by the classroom teacher in the regular classroom. 0 Cluster grouping Gifted identification is also part of Indirect Services provided by the TD Catalyst Teacher.

10 What Can Indirect Services Look Like? 0 Projects 0 Contracts 0 Alternative homework 0 Alternative assignments 0 Centers 0 Curriculum compacting contracts 0 Team Teaching

11 Direct Services Lessons for gifted learners that are the sole responsibility of the TD Catalyst Teacher. They are developed and taught to gifted learners by the TD Catalyst Teacher.

12 What Can Direct Services Look Like? 0 Demonstration Lessons 0 generated with TD teacher and used throughout other lessons 0 Math Strategies 0 Concepts/generalizations 0 Small group instruction 0 In classroom setting or pull-out 0 Pull out for a set period of time 0 Based on specific concept acceleration 0 Activities related to classroom instruction 0 Integration of science/social studies curriculum

13 Desired Outcomes 0 Curriculum studied in greater depth through more challenging lessons and differentiated activities 0 Curriculum accelerated to include above-grade level material when appropriate 0 Advanced pace of learning

14 Delivery of Services- MATH at JV Washam Push-in & pull-out direct teaching (strategy-based) 3-4 th Grade: (2x/week) Once a week- problem solving 0 Problem-Solver, Math Mania (monthly competitions-cooperative learning) Once a week- extension of current content 0 project-based 5 th Grade: (2x/week) Once a week-problem-solving 0 (Math Olympiad competitions) Once a week- extension of current content 0 project-based

15 Delivery of Services- LITERACY at JV Washam Push-in & pull-out direct teaching 3-5 th Grade: (2x/week) Enrichment during Extension Block 0 conferring during Extension Block using SEM-R 0 Projects (PBL) 0 Think Tac Toe 0 RAFT (Role, Audience, Format, Topic) 0 Integration (science/social studies, literary concepts) Mini-lesson during Extension block: 0 Six Thinking Hats (multiple perspectives) 0 College of William and Mary for the Gifted Curriculum 0 Jacob’s Ladder (William & Mary curriculum) 0 TABA-Concept Development (literature and real-world connections) 0 power, conflict, change, systems, relationships, interactions

16 Questions? If I was not able to answer your question tonight, please feel free to leave your name and email address so I can contact you. Thank you for attending!

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